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External View of College from Woodhouse Lane (Morrisons Supermarket)
Mel Ashton & Brian Lebutt in Radio & TV Laboratory Store Room
(between F3 and F4)
F3 / F4 Stores 01
F3 / F4 Stores 03
F3 / F4 Stores 04
Richard Horsfield (came from one of the skill centres,
possibly Foxwood School, that LCOT got involved with and
became the additional F floor technician, left in 1998 same year as me)
Right - Paul Shuttler (E Floor technician, inherited from East Street)
Jackson (mechanical engineering technician from B floor)
Claude Wright (E floor technician) Fred Senior (J floor
Refurb picture 01
Refurb picture 02
Refurb picture 11
Shuttler [front] (E Floor technician, inherited from East Street)
Darren Wood [back] (N floor video technician)
Refurb picture 12
Refurb picture 13
Refurb picture 14
Refurb picture 15
Notes [reverse chronological order]
Further Notes from Paul Brow 06/10/15 ..........
This video is great at explaining digital audio and explodes a
http://xiph.org/video/vid2.shtml (new window)
I saw it last year and it explained a few nagging issues I had.
It’s presented well too.
In subsequent audio tests I also proved that people are
irrational and more eagerly believe myths than proper science.
Paul B. ..........
Notes from Mel Ashton ...........
Paul, Ian & I had a
great time visiting you at your house - excellent presentation of
all your facilities, including remote control model helicopters,
remote control garden features, Dinky Toys and other models and
much, much, more - and, as Ian recalled, the exploding cigarette
exploded ON HIS WAY HOME from college to Outwood, Wakefield !!
Notes from Paul Conway ..........
Wow! These are amazing. Top marks for those
who thought to take all of these photos.
[Paul Brow - Senior Technician who also
'lived' between F3/F4 much of his time! Mel]
Unfortunately there don't seem to be any of me
but my time was a little earlier. I started at Kitson around 1966
and left to go to University in 1969 - graduating in 1973 - although
I did return part-time to teach on the Radio & TV courses in about
Many happy memories though and so wonderful to
meet up again after 45 years!!!! Phew.
Even more amazingly, I did the full circle and
after early retirement from Leeds Met, ended up only two years ago
back at Kitson (Now called Leeds City College) teaching
Communication Electronics and Electronic Systems Design part-time on
the BEng(Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering Degree. I
finally pulled the plug though this year. After all, no point in
retiring and then teaching more in retirement that I did as a full
time lecturer at Leeds Met!
It seemed so strange though eating in the
refrec and using the same lift that I used 45 years ago!!!!
Best regards to all,
Further Notes from Paul Brow ..........
Refurb was done mid 90’s because they thought more space could be
more bums on seats.
designed the layout, furniture, TV lab and the in-house build team
did most of the work with contractors for flooring.
Asbestos was removed from F1 some years before but I don’t remember
how it was dealt with in other rooms.
floor electronics was moved up to F floor.
floor became computer maintenance and basic teaching rooms.
The whole building is now computer suites and social care training
with video/audio still on N floor.
Chemistry, Biology, Mech Eng, Electrical Eng, Electronics Eng, BT
Eng – ALL GONE!
Yeah, it was a great team in the era of yourself, Frank, Stuart
Craig, Sukhdev Singh, Ian Lindley, Peter Courtney etc.
felt we were doing ‘proper’ engineering and training. Good times for
BBC Micro to 286 PC – radical!
had some great years, good laughs, ‘magic’ moments, I learned a
great deal too from you guys.
wonder if Ian remembers me putting those bangers in his cigs!? He
was a good sport but probably hated it.
I'll ask him but he spends a lot of time at Susan's daughter's
places in Spain
View later comments [Mel]
Initial Notes from Paul Brow ..........
Ian Sykes ended up more in management but with his maths & theory
skills was wasted.
There was a tallish bloke with a beard, quiet chap, that mainly did
evenings, he left and worked for many years at Leeds Uni.
Anyone know ? -
let Mel know
Who was the guy who ran his own video repair company but did evening
Anyone know ? -
let Mel know
I’ll try to rack my brains for more names.
was ok after the refurb but we started getting some ‘ineffective
personalities’ in calling themselves lecturers and when Richard & I
left in late 1998 it deteriorated rapidly in the years after.
Now we are in a politically correct era with little real production
or engineering ....
It’s hard to predict where it will end up!
Paul, many thanks for pictures & info
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